Some things look best when they are photographed with a 135mm lens. From Wikipedia: “The Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex is a dark nebula of gas and dust that is located 1° south of the star ρ Ophiuchi of the constellation Ophiuchus. At an estimated distance of 131 ± 3 parsecs, this cloud is one ofContinue reading “Rho Ophiuchi”
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Solar 7/7/2016 Color
This is the color version of yesterday’s solar image.
The solar disk is a stacked composite of 10000 images and the prominence is a composite of 1000 images taken with the 80mm Lunt Solar Scope and a video cam at 8 frames per second.
This was taken today with the Lunt 80mm solar telescope. The best of 10000 images were stacked. They were taken with a video cam at a rate of 8/second.
Below is a link to my Astrobin gallery. After about a year and a half of acquiring and processing images I finally made it to the Astrobin “leaderboard” which is reserved for the top 100 Astrophotographers out of 5000+ contributors from all over the world. Given that I am always dumbfounded by what those inContinue reading “Astrobin Gallery”
Solar Prominence 06/02/2016
This was taken with an 80mm Lunt Solar telescope and a Dakin 2.4x Barlow.
Sombrero Galaxy – M104
Shown below are three new versions of the Sombrero Galaxy. The original data involved a total imaging time of 5.6 hours and 79 photos through LRGB filters and the Celestron EdgeHD 11.
Black Eye Galaxy -M64
From Wikipedia: “The Black Eye Galaxy (also called Evil Eye Galaxy; designated Messier 64, M64, or NGC 4826) was discovered by Edward Pigott in March 1779, and independently by Johann Elert Bode in April of the same year, as well as by Charles Messier in 1780. It has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dustContinue reading “Black Eye Galaxy -M64”
Whirlpool Galaxy – Color
The subexposures for this stacked image were taken with LRGB filters. The total exposure time was about 25 hours with the Celestron 11 inch telescope. From Wikipedia: “The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, or NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus in theContinue reading “Whirlpool Galaxy – Color”